Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, circa 1947

A feat of craftsmanship in wood, this three-legged chair by Joaquim Tenreiro bears the hallmarks of his modernist approach to form, and strict principles of material selection that employed only the highest quality of Brazilian hardwoods. The model was constructed in variants with two, three, four, and five kinds of wood. Tenreiro built the present example with the most difficult technical level by using five different species. This incredible technique required in-depth knowledge of craftsmanship as well as an intimacy with the way different woods behave under varying environmental and technical circumstances.

Cadeira de Três Pés (Three-legged chair) made with five different types of hard wood, bonded laminated frame with solid lathed joints and legs.

23.5" L x 21.5" W x 27.5" H / 59.7cm L x 54.6cm W x 69.9cm H